July 22, 1934 - outside Chicago's Biograph Theater, a barrage of FBI bullets brings down John Dillinger. As the body of Public Enemy Number one crumbles to the ground, one of the strangest,... See full summary »
F. Murray Abraham,
Television viewer seeing this for the first time: Gee whiz, it's in black-and-white and was made in the 40's and is about crime and...Eureka!...another "noir" film is discovered. How about ... See full summary »
A blonde actress is murdered across from a bar. An off-duty cop has been getting pleasantly sloshed, but becomes worried about his innocence when he finds out he was seen leaving the ... See full summary »
Homicide detective Mike Carter is tossed off the police force for insubordination and violating regulations. He reluctantly takes a job as bodyguard to Mrs. Gene Dysen, the owner of a local... See full summary »
The rise of John Dillinger from petty criminal (including, unforgiveably, holding up a cinema) via prison and bank robbery with his new convict associates to the accolade of Public Enemy Number One. Written by
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The first of four films made by Lawrence Tierney with director Max Nosseck. There was no love lost between them, however. In a magazine interview, Tierney said that he "hated" Nosseck. The feeling, as it turned out, was mutual. See more »
This film, which is set primarily in the Midwest, was clearly shot in California. For example, there are mountains visible about 15 minutes in when John goes to the cement factory. See more »
Low budget, high quality B-film depicting the life of gangster John Dillinger. Seventy minutes of beautiful black & white action. For entertainment's sake I'm certain there is latitude given in the telling. Lawrence Tierney early in his career gives the performance for which he is most remembered...Public Enemy Number One. Rounding out the cast of this little gem are:Anne Jeffreys, Edmund Lowe and Elisha Cook Jr. Kudos to Dimitri Tiomkin for original music.
Note:In real life Tierney would be arrested more times than Dillinger.
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